Patience unlimited at kennel kamp

ABOUT Barbara

Barbara Nagy is the founder of Patience Unlimited Professional Dog Training, with more than 30 years of experience as a dog trainer and instructor.  Barbara’s career in dog training began in 1983 in New Jersey when a seven week old Doberman Pinscher entered her life. Her name was Patience. Patience Unlimited is a tribute to this extraordinary dog.   Barbara’s education includes, but is not limited to, various seminars, apprentice work, self-study, training camps, and workshops with many high level trainers on the East Coast.
In 1987, Barbara attended the Volhard Motivational Method Dog Training Camp and Instructor School in New Hampshire with Patience and has been using the Volhard Method ever since. Even though Barbara has many tools to draw from,  she finds her students to be the most successful with the Volhard Motivational Method, but will draw from these other tools when needed.
Barbara’s  Doberman Pinschers have achieved titles with the AKC, UKC, DVG, ATTS, DPCA, NACSW and Bright & Beautiful Therapy Dogs, Inc.  Barbara started a R.E.A.D. Program for a local school in NJ in 2004 with her Doberman Jetta (Destiny’s Power of Faith CDX RA CGC, BH,WAC, ThD). Jetta received a Certificate of Honor with The AKC, Award for Canine Excellence (ACE Award) and a Certificate of Honor Centennial Service Award in the category of Therapy Dog with The Doberman Pinscher Club Of America.
Barbara and her Dobermans have also done commercial work; television commercials, music videos, and print ads for Animals for Advertising in NYC. 
Current Dobermans;
Cenza, Ch Goldgrove Touch of Class CDX  RA  ROM  NW1  ATTS  CGC  and
Quaid, Ch Irongates Neon Cowboy CD  RN  ROM  CGC 
Both are  continuing to compete in many AKC Sports & NACSW K9 Nose Work.
Since moving to Arizona in 2012, Barbara has  trained and competed in AKC Obedience with several Dobermans, from OR, NV, CA, and AZ.   In addition to competing, Barbara conducts group classes and private lessons in all levels of Competition Obedience, including Rally, Nose Work and Pet Obedience and Behavior.
Barbara is an evaluator for the AKC Canine Good Citizen Program, a Member of the International Association of Canine Professionals, National Association of Canine Scent Work, The Doberman Pinscher Club of America, and The Desert Valley Doberman Pinscher Club.
Barbara believes obedience training is the foundation for all dog sport venues.  Whether competing or family pet Barbara educates dogs in how to live in a human family through the skills of basic obedience and also educates the owner in the world of their dog. 
“I have been blessed with unconditional love of wonderful dogs and, in return, I dedicated my career to improving the relationship between all dogs and owners that I have the privilege of knowing.”  …… Barbara

The Volhard Motivational Method

The Motivational Method systematically moves through three phases:  teaching, practicing and testing, training the dog through positive reinforcement.  This training results in a dog that believes it can succeed, a belief that is crucial – without it, the dog cannot continue to learn and perform in a reliable, motivated fashion.  As the work becomes increasingly demanding, the dog accepts the challenge.  He has been taught that he will succeed, because at no time has he been placed in a position of failure.  The same applies to the handler.  Recognizing that clear communication is necessary for successful training, the Motivational Method places great emphasis on training the handler.  Research into the psychology of how people learn is incorporated into every step of the training process.  Body posture, leash handling, tone of voice and an understanding of dog behavior are skills taught to each handler, enabling him to achieve the training of his dog.
The Motivational Method is an evolving approach to training which is updated as our knowledge of behavior increases.
Success breeds success” is an old saying and one that applies to this method.  With the ultimate goal of a happy, reliable dog.  Each exercise is broken down into easily mastered steps, each step building on the previous one.  Learning becomes easy and enjoyable, as complex chains of behaviors are mastered


Obedience training

.Level One – Basic Beginners  (Foundation for The Volhard Motivational Method)This class will cover  basic commands of SIT – DOWN – WAIT/STAY – COME when Called – WALKING on a loose leash as well as dealing with common problem behavior issues.
Age of dog: 12 weeks ( 3 months) and older 
Cost: $150.00 for 6 weeks(class meets once per week for one hour)
Limited to: 8 students

Attention & Handling:  If you intend to compete, this is the class you should start with.  Attention is taught along with distance attention and attention games.  Handling and foot work is taught without your dog.  So please bring a crate.
Limited to: 8 students
Cost:  $150.00 for 6 weeks  (class meets once per week for one hour)  (class meets once per week for one hour)

Novice – Competition Obedience
Requirement:  Basic Beginner Course by me or elsewhere.

All Novice Skills are taught 
Limited to: 8 students                    
Cost:  $150.00 for 6 weeks (class meets once per week for one hour)

k9 Nose Work: any dog, any age.

Keep your dog busy, tired, and happy with K9 Nose Work! This fast growing dog sport teaches how to encourage and develop your dog’s amazing natural scenting ability by using its desire to hunt and its love of food, toys and exercise. This exciting detection-style activity is appropriate for dogs of any age, breed, size or physical ability. No dog training experience is necessary and each dog works separately, so this is a perfect class for dogs unsuited for a group class setting. The ability to conduct indoor searches makes this sport ideal mental and physical exercise for our hot summers During class we will encourage development of the hunt drive inborn in every dog – refining his natural talents rather than “training” him – by hunting for food treats or a toy in boxes in a variety of locations and scenarios. The handler will be coached in observing how the dog’s body language indicates his identification and location of the treat/toy.

Some of the many benefits of Nose Work are:

  • Dogs easily burn lots of mental & physical energy doing search.
  • Searches can be done anywhere you can take your dog.
  • No prior training is required and no obedience is needed.
  • In classes, dogs work one at a time and rest in their crate between searches so reactive dogs can enjoy the activity, too.
  • Shy or fearful dogs build confidence and overactive dogs put in their energy into fun searches.
  • Stronger bond between dog @ handler as handler learns to observe, understand, and rely upon his dog

Intro to Nose Work – Introduction to “the game” of hunting.

Intro to Odor – Requirement:  Intro to Nose Work class.

Odor – Requirement:  Intro to Odor class

Limited to: 6 students per class.

Cost:  $150.00 for 6 weeks (class meets once per week for 1- 1 & 1/2 hours)

For more information and registration please contact Barbara

Email: or cell 201-924-0208